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Syrian militants’ mortar shells kill 3 in Damascus, Aleppo

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Mortar shells fired by foreign-backed Takfiri militants have hit residential areas in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the northwestern city of Aleppo, killing three people, Press TV reports.

According to the report, more than six mortar shells hit residential area of Mezze in western Damascus, killing one person and injuring at least ten others on Sunday.

In a separate terrorist attack, several shells fired by militants fell on the al-Seryan neighborhood in Aleppo, killing two people including a child. The report further said that 24 others sustained injuries in the deadly attack in the northwestern city.

Cities and towns across Syria have frequently come under mortar and rocket fire by foreign-sponsored militants since unrest erupted in the Arab country over three years ago.

The terrorist attacks came after significant victories by the Syrian army against militants across the crisis-hit country.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on October 22 that the Syrian ground forces backed by airstrikes liberated the town of Morek from the militants belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front.

Morek is considered a significant town as it is located on the main road linking the Syrian capital to the country’s largest city of Aleppo in the northwest.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Western powers and some of their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are reportedly supporting the militants operating in Syria.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein has said that more than 200,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict since March 2011.

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